I suppose I shouldn’t expect much from a politician who declaims on science, religion, or their intersection. Senator Sam Brownback’s New York Times op-ed column of this date raises more questions than it answers. Let me make a couple of comments. First, Brownback is correct to distinguish science proper from various philosophical theses, such as methodological naturalism, to which it is sometimes conjoined. For example, the claim that science is the only source of knowledge is not itself a scientific claim, so, when scientists assert or assume it, they are going beyond the scope of their expertise. Second, Brownback says at least twice in his column that he accepts the view that “small changes” occur “within species.” Does he deny that species themselves evolve? If he does, then he is rejecting a central tenet of Darwinian natural selection. A Christian such as Brownback can easily accept Darwinian natural selection in its entirety, simply by maintaining that the entire process was originated by God, for the purpose of bringing it about that there are human beings.